Here’s a faded photo of my two-week group (taken by Jon Cowtan) from ’74 with Ted Spear as tripper.
I'm the big boy, big hair in the middle. My hair’s shorter now, but I still have it.
The photo set up was my making. A guy named Cam (Armstrong or Baldwin?) to my left – he had a drivers licence!
Gary Henning is kneeling beside Ted. I’m ashamed to say I can’t recall the other two, but it was a fabulous trip. Hot and sunny the whole trip, but forest fires and a dry creek forced a re-route along the way.
I was invited on the six week that year (Louis Miller and Dave McGregor were on that one) but financial restrictions at home put the kibosh on it. A regret, but I’ll get over it someday.
Ted (lower right) had his 18th birthday on a smoky day when we were officially lost. Greg Gillis~Winnipeg
Update: From Ted Spear: "The guy on the right is Cam Baldwin (I think). I have gapped on all the others. (The mind is a very disappointing thing!)."